Medline Receives Prestigious Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award from Vizient, Inc.

Responsiveness, contract growth and product quality also lead to company being named Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year by Vizient

By Marianne Ostrogorski | June 18, 2017

Medline has been awarded the prestigious Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. The company received the award at the 2017 Vizient Supplier Summit held in Las Vegas.

The Mark McKenna Overall Supplier of the Year Award honors the supplier who consistently demonstrated an unequaled commitment to service excellence to Vizient member hospitals and the patients they serve. McKenna, who passed away in 2011, served as the president and CEO of Novation, one of Vizient’s legacy companies, from 1999 through 2006.

“Medline is committed to being a responsive and collaborative business partner who can bring insights, solutions and savings to help customers navigate today’s complex healthcare landscape,” says Doug Brown, group vice president, national accounts, Medline. “Our supply chain is truly patient centered and we are honored to work alongside dedicated members who strive to optimize every interaction along the entire continuum of care.”

“It is a pleasure to recognize Medline as this year’s winner of the Mark McKenna award. They received this award because they embody Mark’s commitment to the members we serve and they continue his legacy of putting hospitals and patients first,” says Jody Hatcher, president, sourcing and collaboration services for Vizient. “Vizient and our members value the collaborative nature of our relationship with Medline and appreciate their commitment to continuous improvement and service.”

Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year

Medline, one of the fastest growing medical supply companies in the industry, also received the distinction of Medical/Surgical Supplier of the Year. Vizient awards this accolade to a distributor that has shown significant growth year over year and is fully engaged and invested in day-to-day operations with Vizient and its alliance staff, to ensure the success of their contracts.

Medline is well positioned to provide the right products at the right time through its more than 40 distribution centers strategically located across the country. Learn more about the company’s supply chain logistics and expertise at

About Medline

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 350,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,200 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to or to connect with Medline on its social media channels.